NBL and NBA Providing Quality Early-Season Basketball Action

Dante Exum seems to be coming back from the serious knee injury that erased his season in the NBA last year. He scored 10 points coming off the bench as a reserve for the Utah Jazz, playing 19 minutes in the 97 – 81 win the Jazz posted against the Dallas Mavericks and Andrew Bogut….

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NRL Players and Clubs Uncertain About 2018 Salary Caps

Salary cap considerations may cause some of the National Rugby League’s biggest stars to suffer a drop in income in 2018. That is the opinion of sports management guru Steve Gillis, who is currently serving as the president of the Players Agents Association. Gillis, commenting as the NRL discussion period, where clubs are permitted to…

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Delisted AFL Players Resurface to Prove Doubters Wrong

Suffering the fate of being delisted by an AFL team would obviously be a blow to the ego, but it does not necessarily lead to a fate of stocking shelves at Woolworths. The Fremantle Dockers sent Peter Bell packing after the 1995 season, short of his 20th birthday. He had only two opportunities to play…

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2016 Grand Prix of Mexico the Race is Not Always to the Swift

Let us hope that the Melbourne Cup result is not as fungible as the recently completed F1 Grand Prix of Mexico. It took some time to sort that one, as when the checquered flag was waved at the end of the race, Lewis Hamilton was first, his chase for the F1 Championship, his third consecutive,…

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Alvarez Rebuts McGregor Predictions for UFC 205

The war of words that is often just as entertaining at the bout itself, and in many instances much longer lasting is a bona fide aspect of the UFC, with the upcoming UFC 205 providing a steady dose of verbal fisticuffs. There is Conor McGregor talking up a storm and boldly claiming that his next…

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Jason Bright Leaves Supercars Brad Jones Racing Squad

Supercars driver Jason Bright has gone public with the announcement of his intention to do something different at the end of 2016, leaving the Brad Jones Racing outfit he joined in 2010. During his seven seasons with Jones Racing, during which he won four races and earned seven poles. Most of the team success began…

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Suspended Kyrgios Climbs to 13 in World Rankings

When the NFL prevented New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady from playing in the first four games of the 2016 – 2017 regular season over his purported role in the ‘deflategate’ scandal, few suspected that the penalty would work to Brady and the Patriots’ benefit. It was a rested and eager Brady who returned in…

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Denver Broncos v Houston Texans on Monday Night Football

Yesterday’s NFL Monday Night Football game between the Denver Broncos and the Houston Texans resembled a soccer game in terms of excitement, which is to say, the sixty minutes of the game, stretched out over 3-1/2 hours, was a yawn-inducer if ever there was one. The final result was Denver 27, Houston 9. There was…

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Sydney Kings Jump Out to Best NBL Start Since 2007-2008

Enjoying their best jump in nine years, the Sydney Kings serve the Illawarra Hawks most barbarously, winning 90 – 73 to keep their spot atop the NBL ladder. They now sit at 4 – 1 in the early going as they have won their last four since losing first-up to the Brisbane Bullets on October…

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All Eyes Turn Now to the Melbourne Cup at Flemington

With the 2016 Caulfield Cup and Cox Plate out of the way, punter attention can focus on the Melbourne Cup carnival and four day of Group 1 racing. The Cox Plate at Moonee Valley had some interesting impacts on the early betting for the Melbourne Cup. Hartnell eased a bit after the Cox Plate, where…

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